People Insights and Systems Analyst

People Insights and Systems Analyst

Haywards Heath
HR and Learning & Development
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a People Insights & Systems Analyst to join our talented People team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

First Central is growing at a massive rate, so there’s never been a better time to join us in this brand-new role.

You’ll build and manage people insights reporting using our new Workday HR system, completing statistical analysis to identify actionable insights and building predictive models.

So, if you’re someone who can create and statistically analyse sets of internal and external data and communicate the results across the organisation in a way that informs and drives the business to action, we’d like to hear from you!
Job responsibilities
  • Provide expertise on the complete cycle of people analytics, from sourcing to managing attrition
  • ‘Tell the story’ – create observations and formulate hypotheses based on data
  • Partner with the Finance, People and Technology teams to build the required Workday system functionality and reporting to collect, analyse and present data
  • Work with the LMS Specialist to oversee the installation of all system updates and upgrades ensuring the smooth integration with Workday and our Learning Management System
  • Take responsibility for reporting across all our people platforms, monitoring and analysing email open rates, intranet usage, event attendance, survey responses, etc
  • Provide monthly MI reports and other information as appropriate, to People, Finance, and other relevant departments, to ensure that management have access to all appropriate people data
  • Support the timely presentation of information and business intelligence to a range of audiences to inform decision making, streamline processes and support the organisation’s understanding, monitoring and performance against key metrics
  • Produce ad-hoc reports and analysis for the People leadership team as required
  • Work alongside stakeholders during key projects to provide reports and data, including gender pay gap reporting and the annual pay review process
  • Conduct external benchmarking to identify trends and areas of focus and produce relevant recommendations  
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Degree in a business-orientated field or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience of Workday is highly desirable
  • Proven experience designing and delivering effective MI and HR systems and statistical analysis
  • Experience of applicable analysis and or reporting experience
  • Previous experience of pulling together complex data into easy-to-read reports and the ability to translate these to non-technical people
  • Understanding of Business Objects
  • Previous experience in a Financial Services environment is desirable
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, numerical and statistical analysis skills
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Strong technical skills to produce and manipulate a range of forecasting and numerical analysis tools including spreadsheets, pivot tables and databases
  • Strong attention to detail
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • A day off for your birthday
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

​So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.

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79% of people would recommend a friend to work at First Central

Based on 98 Glassdoor reviews (July 2020)


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